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Zelle for Business
By Julie Thompson | April 08, 2022

Zelle allows instant digital transactions. Learn the pros and cons of using the platform for business, as well as how it compares to alternatives.

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Xero Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 31, 2022

As your business grows, it's important to have accounting software that supports and adapts to those changes. Xero's prices and plans accommodate a company's progression, which is important for small...

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7 Websites for Comparing Small Business Insurance Quotes
By Marci Martin | March 03, 2022

Finding the proper insurance coverage at a reasonable rate for your small business can be a challenge. Use these websites as online quote-comparison tools.

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What Is Reputation Insurance?
By Adam Uzialko | March 02, 2022

Reputation insurance can cover the costs of crisis management when your brand is tarnished. Learn how it can protect your business. 

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H&R Block Review
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2022

If you're self-employed, a very small business or a pass-through entity like an LLC, H&R Block is more than powerful enough to cover your needs. Its highly helpful software also comes with access to...

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Best Online Tax Software for 2022
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2022

Tax software can help you meet compliance requirements and get bigger refunds. We analyzed dozens of companies to find the best tax software for small business.

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ShopKeep Review
By Lori Fairbanks | January 28, 2022

We've chosen Vend as the best retail POS system, thanks to its many retail-specific features, competitive pricing, scalability and wide compatibility.

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Intuit QuickBooks Payroll Review
By Chad Brooks | January 28, 2022

QuickBooks Payroll is our favorite payroll service for small businesses. Its three pricing plans allow your service package to grow along with your business.

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OnPay Payroll Software Review
By Chad Brooks | January 28, 2022

We recommend OnPay as the best payroll service for very small businesses. The service handles all payroll tax responsibilities, plus it offers employers unlimited pay runs and multiple ways to pay...

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Drake Tax Review
By Andrew Martins | January 24, 2022

Tax professionals and preparers need tax software too, and Drake Tax delivers a top-notch solution for preparing clients' tax returns.

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TaxAct Review
By Andrew Martins | January 24, 2022

For those with simple tax needs, TaxAct offers a free option for filing personal income taxes.

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Square vs. PayPal
By Jamie Johnson | January 20, 2022

This guide compares Square and PayPal, two top credit card processing services, to help small businesses choose the best payment provider for their needs.

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Stripe vs. Authorize.net: Credit Card Processing Comparison
By Jamie Johnson | January 07, 2022

This comparison of Stripe and Authorize.net examines the pros and cons of each, and how they stack up against one another in price and features.

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ShopKeep vs. Square
By Jamie Johnson | January 06, 2022

Trying to choose between the point-of-sale (POS) systems ShopKeep and Square? This comparison will help you understand the pros and cons of each.

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2022
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Here is our guide to choosing the right debt collection agency for your business needs. We break down our best picks and explain legal considerations, risks, and rewards.

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ShareBuilder 401k Review
By Dock David Treece | December 20, 2021

ShareBuilder 401k is a retirement account provider that helps business owners keep the total cost of investment fees for their 401(k) under 1%. See whether ShareBuilder is right for you.

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Crest Capital Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Crest Capital has a simple application process, fast approvals, a variety of equipment financing terms and excellent customer service.

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FreshBooks Accounting Software Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

FreshBooks is our pick for the best small business invoicing software application for its ease of use, advanced features and competitive pricing.

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Accion Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Accion is a small business microloan lender. The company provides two types of loans: one for established businesses and one for startups. Loan types, amounts and requirements vary by state. Each...

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SBG Funding Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

SBG Funding is the best alternative lender for startup loans because loan requirements align with what new businesses can qualify for.

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Paychex Employee Retirement Review
By Dock David Treece | December 20, 2021

Paychex is a payroll processing company that also offers retirement account recordkeeping and administration. See whether this provider is right for your small business.

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Summit Account Resolution Review
By Business News Daily Editor | December 20, 2021

Summit Account Resolution is our pick as the best collection agency for small businesses, as it services both B2B and B2C collections. Once you sign up with Summit AR, you receive a dedicated account...

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Balboa Capital Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Balboa Capital is an alternative lender that provides loans for small and midsize businesses. Small business owners can choose from several different types of loans, including standard small business...

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Oracle NetSuite Accounting Software Review
By Nicole Fallon | December 20, 2021

Oracle NetSuite is a popular cloud-based ERP that offers a comprehensive suite of integrated business management solutions. Capabilities include accounting, CRM, e-commerce, inventory, payments,...

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Paychex Payroll Review
By Laura Handrick | December 20, 2021

Paychex is an especially good payroll service for large businesses. It serves businesses with up to 1,000 employees, handles all payroll and payroll tax responsibilities, is available in multiple...

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Biz2Credit Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Biz2Credit is an online marketplace for small business funding. The company connects small businesses in need of funding with lenders. It can help small businesses obtain a variety of loans.

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ADP Employee Retirement Review
By Dock David Treece | December 20, 2021

ADP is a large payroll services company that also offers employee retirement benefits. See whether ADP may be right for your business.

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Intuit QuickBooks Online Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Quickbooks Online is our favorite accounting software for small businesses because it can grow with your business.

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Sage Review
By Sean Peek | December 20, 2021

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is our choice as the best accounting software for freelancers and the self-employed because it is affordable and simple to set up and use.

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Zoho Books Accounting Software Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Zoho Books is the best accounting software for freelancers, sole proprietors, consultants, artists and home-businesses.